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FAQ/Walkthrough by josher1212

Version: Final | Updated: 10/04/04

Kirby's Block Ball - FAQ/Walkthrough

(C) 2004 josher_1212@sbcglobal.net
10/04/2004
Final Version

1. Contents
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1. Contents
2. Legal Junk
3. Level 1
4. Level 2
5. Level 3
6. Level 4
7. Level 5
8. Level 6
9. Level 7
10.Level 8
11.Level 9
12.Level 10
13.Level 11
14.Bonus Levels
15.Credits
16.Version History

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3. Level 1

***MAPS NOT TO SCALE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED***

Border Line: 120000

Level 1
Stage 1
***THIS MAP IS TO SCALE**
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX         *-*         XXX <1> = 2x1 Normal
XXX                     XXX ***
XXX                     XXX *** = Bonus Block 
XXX<1><1><1><1><1><1><1>XXX
XXX<1><1><1>***<1><1><1>XXX
XXX<1>***<1>***<1>***<1>XXX
XXX<1>***<1><1><1>***<1>XXX
XXX<1><1><1>   <1><1><1>XXX
XXX<1><1><1>   <1><1><1>XXX
XXX<1><1><1>   <1><1><1>XXX
XXX                     XXX
XXX                     XXX
XXX                     XXX
XXX                     XXX
XXX                     XXX
XXX         *-*         XXX
XXX                     XXX

A very simple level. The Bonus Blocks on the left and right will not appear
until your ball hits them for the first time. From there, every subsequent
hit will accumulate points as normal. There are two enemies at the top of
the screen that you can hit. If you hit them, they each leave behind an item
worth a marginal amount of points.

Highest Possible Score (Can be done):

<1>:          40 x  200 =  8000
Bonus Block:   3 x 9500 = 28500
Enemy Hit:     2 x  600 =  1200
Item Pickup:   2 x 2000 =  4000
-------------------------------
Total:                    41700

Without Ability:

<1>:          40 x  100 =  4000
Bonus Block:   3 x 6350 = 19050
Enemy Hit:     2 x  300 =   600
Item Pickup:   2 x 2000 =  4000
-------------------------------
Total:                    27650

Clear all of the <1> blocks and move on to the next stage.

Level 1
Stage 2
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX          *-*           XX <2> = 2x1 Dark
XX                        XX ^
XX                        XX 2 = 1x2 Dark
XX                        XX V
XX   <2><2><2><2><2><2>   XX
XX   <2><2><2><2><2><2>   XX ^
XX                        XX 1 = 1x2 Normal
XX   ^^^^^ BONUS  ^^^^^   XX V
XX   22222  STAR  22222   XX
XX   VVVVV  HERE  VVVVV   XX
XX                        XX
XX   ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^^   XX
XX   1 11 1 1 11 1 1 11   XX
XX   V VV V V VV V V VV   XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

A bit harder than the first stage because the blocks are much closer to
the spikes at the bottom. Do not forget to grab the Warp Star in the center
of this stage, as it will take you to a bonus round where you can gain
many 1-Ups. There are two enemies in this level you can hit for bonus points
as well.

Highest Possible Score (Can be done):

<1>:          33 x  200 =  6600
<2>:          22 x  400 =  8800
Enemy Hit:     2 x  600 =  1200
Item Pickup:   2 x 2000 =  4000
-------------------------------
Total:                    20600

Without Ability:

<1>:          33 x  100 =  3300
<2>:          22 x  200 =  4400
Enemy Hit:     2 x  300 =   600
Item Pickup:   2 x 2000 =  4000
-------------------------------
Total:                    12300

Clear all the <1> and <2> to move on to the next stage.

Level 1
Stage 3
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX         *-*         XXX ^
XXX                     XXX<1> = 2x2 Normal
XXX                     XXX V
XXX ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^ XXX
XXX<1><1><1><A><1><1><1>XXX ^
XXX V  V  V  V  V  V  V XXX<A> = 2x2 Ability
XXX ^     ^ ^ ^ ^   * ^ XXX V
XXX<1>   <1># #<1> O <1>XXX
XXX V     V V V V *   V XXX ^
XXX ^  ^  ^ ^ ^ ^  ^  ^ XXX #  = 1x2 Unbreakable
XXX<1><1><1># #<1><1><1>XXX V
XXX V  V  V V V V  V  V XXX
XXX ^  ^  ^ *** ^  ^  ^ XXX***
XXX<1><1><1>***<1><1><1>XXX*** = Bonus Block
XXX V  V  V *** V  V  V XXX***
XXX                     XXX  *
XXX                     XXX O  = Bonus Switch
XXX         *-*         XXX*
XXX                     XXX

This is one mother of a stage 3. The blocks are bunched in so close, and when
you hit the large ones, they split into four 1x1 blocks. This level can take
you a while unless you have an Ability like Spark or Burn. And you won't
have one at this point in the game. There is a single enemy in the blank
spot on the left side. It is impossible to get the "highest possible score"
on this stage, but this is the highest score you can get "in theory". This
applies to every stage with a Bonus Switch in it. I will denote what stages
it is actually possible to get such a score.

Highest Possible Score:

Large 1:      22 x  200 =  8800
Enemy Hit:     1 x  600 =   600
Item Pickup:   1 x 2000 =  2000
Large Ability: 1 x  800 =   800
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
Bouns Block:   1 x 9500 =  9500
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:88 x   40 =  3520
Block Bonus:  88 x  500 = 44000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    85220

Without Ability:

Large 1:      17 x  200 =  3400
Small 1:      24 x   50 =  1200
Enemy Hit:     1 x  300 =   300
Item Pickup:   1 x 2000 =  2000
Bonus Switch:  1 x  500 =   500
Bouns Block:   1 x 6350 =  6350
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:48 x   40 =  1920
Through Block: 4 x  120 =   480
Block Bonus:  52 x  500 = 26000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    57250

After clearing this mother of a stage, move on to stage 4.

Level 1
Stage 4
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX                     XXX <P> = 2x1 Power Block
XXX                     XXX
XXX <*> <*>     <*> <*> XXX <*> = Star Block
XXX <*>             <*> XXX
XXX     <*>     <*>     XXX
XXX <*>     <P>     <*> XXX
XXX     <*>     <*>     XXX
XXX <*> <*>     <*> <*> XXX
XXX         <P>         XXX
XXX       <*><*>        XXX
XXX                     XXX
XXX                     XXX
XXX                     XXX
XXX         *-*         XXX
XXX                     XXX

A neat trick you can do on this level: When you launch the ball at the start,
launch it to the left at a 75 degree angle. It hits the first star block. Let
it bounce off your paddle and hit the second star block. From there, use your
Power Ball (A Button at paddle/ball contact) and your power ball should
bounce in between the left row of Star Blocks, so you get all of those at once!
Anyway, hit the Cappa at the top four times, then grab the Warp Star to
complete this level. Make sure you hit all the Star Blocks in the level.

Highest Possible Score (with or w/o Ability) (Can be done):

Cappa:         1 x 5000 =  5000
Power Block:   2 x  500 =  1000
Warp Star:     1 x  400 =   400
Star Block:   18 x    0 =     0
-------------------------------
Total:                     6400

If you got all the Star Blocks, you will receive an extra life before heading
to the boss level.

Level 1
Stage 5

BOSS: Giant Cappa

Difficulty: Easy

Phase I

HP: 6

Cappa just stays in the center until he attacks your side paddles by quickly
moving over there. To dodge the attack, move your side paddles up. After you
drain his six HP, he changes to the next phase.

Phase II

HP: 6

Cappa's ghost just moves back and forth with a rotating shield of four smaller
Cappas to protect him. This shield can be destroyed by hitting it with your
ball a couple of times. He just moves back and forth over a small area and
cannot attack you. Defeat him and you get 50,000 points.

Giant Cappa:   1 x50000 = 50000
-------------------------------
Total:                    50000

***LIVES BONUS SUMMARY***
Initial Lives: 4
Bonus Stage:   5
Star Bonus:    1
Score Bonus:   4
Total Lives:  14
-------------------------------
Total:        14 x 1000 = 14000

LEVEL TOTAL

Stage      With Ability    W/O Ability
--------------------------------------
Stage 1           41700          27650
Stage 2           20600          12300
Stage 3           85220          57250
Stage 4            6400           6400
Stage 5           50000          50000
Lives Bonus       14000          13000
--------------------------------------
GRAND TOTAL      217920         156600


My Top Scores

1st    162640
2nd    161520
3rd    160700
4th    160310

4. Level 2

Border Line: 120000

If you're playing for a high score, bringing an Ability with you to
this level will not give you a huge advantage, but only a small one.

Level 2
Stage 1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX          *-*           XX <2> = 2x1 Dark
XX                        XX ^
XX                        XX 1 = 1x2 Normal
XX                        XX V
XX <P><P><P><P><P><P><P>  XX <P> = 2x1 Power Block
XX <P>  ^ ^<1> ^ ^   <P>  XX <1> = 2x1 Normal
XX <P> <2>1<1> 1<2>  <P>  XX ^
XX      V V    V V        XX<2> = 2x2 Dark
XX <P> <2><1><1><2>  <P>  XX V
XX        ^    ^          XX
XX <P> <2>1    1<2>  <P>  XX
XX <P> <2>V    V<2>  <P>  XX
XX <P><P><P><P><P><P><P>  XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

As with Stage 4 of Level 1, you can fire a Power Ball in between the row of
Power Blocks and the left or right wall and take all seven of them out at once.
The Power Blocks can be cleared with the Power Ball only. There are three
enemies you can defeat for items here. You will need to clear every block
on this screen to move on to Stage 2. I have achieved the maximum possible
score on this level. It isn't that hard; you just have to be a little lucky
with the enemies.

Highest Possible Score (Can be done):

<1>:          14 x  200 =  2800
<2>:           6 x  400 =  2400
<P>:          24 x  500 = 12000
Big 2:         2 x  800 =  1600
Big 1:         2 x  400 =   800
Small 1:       8 x  100 =   800
Enemy Hit:     3 x  600 =  1800
Item Pickup:   3 x 2000 =  6000
-------------------------------
Total:                    28200

Without Ability:

<1>:          14 x  100 =  1400
<2>:           6 x  200 =  1200
<P>:          24 x  500 = 12000
Big 2:         2 x  400 =   800
Big 1:         2 x  200 =   400
Small 1:       8 x   50 =   400
Enemy Hit:     3 x  300 =   900
Item Pickup:   3 x 2000 =  6000
-------------------------------
Total:                    23100

Level 2
Stage 2
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX          *-*           XX <2> = 2x1 Dark
XX                        XX ^
XX                        XX P = 1x2 Power Block
XX                        XX V
XX                        XX <P> = 2x1 Power Block
XX   ^<P><P>^<1>^<P><P>^  XX <1> = 2x1 Normal
XX   P<2><2>P<1>P<2><2>P  XX  *
XX   V<1><1>V<1>V<1><1>V  XX O   = Bonus Switch
XX   ^      ^   ^      ^  XX*
XX   P<2><2>P  *P<2><2>P  XX
XX   V<1><1>V O V<1><1>V  XX
XX   ^      ^*  ^      ^  XX
XX   P<2><2>P   P<2><2>P  XX
XX   V<1><1>V<P>V<1><1>V  XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

This is not a very tough level at all. With all the Dark Blocks and Power
Blocks out there, the best strategy here would be to wipe out as many blocks
as possible before hitting the Bonus Switch. There are two enemies at the
top that can boost your score.

Highest Possible Score:

<2>:          12 x  400 =  4800
Enemy Hit:     2 x  600 =  1200
Item Pickup:   2 x 2000 =  4000
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:44 x   80 =  3520
Block Bonus:  44 x  500 = 22000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    51520

Without Ability:

Enemy Hit:     2 x  300 =   600
Item Pickup:   2 x 2000 =  4000
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:44 x   80 =  3520
Block Bonus:  44 x  500 = 22000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    46120

From here, I will omit the Map Key, since you should understand it by now.
I will only provide for new items that show up.

Level 2
Stage 3
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX          *-*           XX ^
XX                        XX<F> = Color Invert Block
XX                      ^ XX V
XX    11^              <F>XX
XX   1 <O>              V XX ^
XX   1  V  1     <P><P><P>XX<O> = Pinball Block
XXWarp1<1>1 1           ^ XX V
XXStar <1>  1    <P><P><F>XX
XX    1<1>              V XX
XX   1 1 1 1^    <P>***   XX
XX   1    1 2       ***   XX
XX <2>      V       ***   XX
XX<P><P><P><P><P><P>      XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX



NOTE: In all levels with a Pinball Block, the High Score does not take into
account points earned from hitting such a block, because they stay on the
field indefintely. This means you can hit them as many times as you want,
so your score approaches infinity in such a case.

Highest Possible Score:

<1>:           5 x  200 =  1000
<2>:          12 x  400 =  4800
Small 1:      15 x  100 =  1500
Small 2:      30 x  200 =  6000
Enemy Hit:     2 x  600 =  1200
Bonus Block:   1 x 9500 =  9500
Flip Block:    2 x  100 =   200
-------------------------------
Total:                    24200

Without Ability:

<1>:           5 x  100 =   500
<2>:          12 x  200 =  2400
Small 1:      15 x   50 =   750
Small 2:      30 x  100 =  3000
Enemy Hit:     2 x  300 =   600
Bonus Block:   1 x 6350 =  6350
Flip Block:    2 x  100 =   200
-------------------------------
Total:                    13800

Level 2
Stage 4
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX <*><*><*><*><*><*><*>  XX
XX     ^           ^      XX
XX    <O>         <O>     XX
XX     V           V      XX
XX <*><*><*><*><*><*><*>  XX
XX   ^     ^   ^     ^    XX
XX  <O>    P   P    <O>   XX
XX   V     V   V     V    XX
XX <*><*><*><*><*><*><*>  XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

To complete this level, you have to hit Squishy four times, then grab the Warp
Star. Getting all the Star Blocks on this level can prove to be tricky, as
there are four Pinball Blocks that tend to get in your way.

Highest Possible Score (with or w/o Ability) (Can be done):

Squishy:       1 x 5000 =  5000
Power Block:   2 x  500 =  1000
Warp Star:     1 x  400 =   400
Star Block:   21 x    0 =     0
-------------------------------
Total:                     6400

Level 2
Stage 5

BOSS: Giant Squishy

Difficulty: Easy

HP: 12

Squishy just oscillates among left, center, and right positions. When you hit
him, he enters Rage Mode. This means he moves a lot faster, and spits your
ball back at you if you hit him from the front. Good news is, when he does
this, he reverts back to normal.

Giant Squishy: 1 x50000 = 50000
-------------------------------
Total:                    50000

***LIVES BONUS SUMMARY***
Initial Lives: 4
Bonus Stage:   5
Star Bonus:    1
Score Bonus:   3
Total Lives:  13
-------------------------------
Total:        13 x 1000 = 13000

LEVEL TOTAL

Stage      With Ability    W/O Ability
--------------------------------------
Stage 1           28200          23100
Stage 2           51520          46120
Stage 3           24200          13800
Stage 4            6400           6400
Stage 5           50000          50000
Lives Bonus       13000          13000
--------------------------------------
GRAND TOTAL      173320         152420


My Top Scores

1st    149610
2nd    146070
3rd    145340
4th    142570

5. Level 3

Border Line: 125000

You're pretty much forced to use the Spark Ability here. That's good,
because you can start getting double points on all of your targets.

Level 3
Stage 1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX
XX^ ^ <A> A     <A> A ^ ^ XX
XX1 1                 2 2 XX
XXV V 1             1 V V XX
XX^ ^ 2  2       2  2 ^ ^ XX
XX2 2                 1 1 XX
XXV V 1             1 V V XX
XX^ ^ 2  2  1 1  2  2 ^ ^ XX
XX1 1                 2 2 XX
XXV V 1             1 V V XX
XX^ ^ 2  2       2  2 ^ ^ XX
XX2 2                 1 1 XX
XXV V 1             1 V V XX
XX<1> <A> A     A <A> <2> XX
XXWarp                    XX
XXStar                    XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

The warp star is hard to get at unless you know where it's at. The Spark
Ability is located right above the two small 1 blocks. This is a very easy
stage if you don't lose your Ability. It's very easy to get a perfect score
on this level.

Highest Possible Score (Can be done):

<1>:          18 x  200 =  3600
<2>:           9 x  400 =  3600
<A>:           4 x  500 =  2000
Small 1:      22 x  100 =  2200
Small 2:      12 x  200 =  2400
Small A:       4 x  300 =  1200
A. Enemy Hit:  1 x 2000 =  2000
-------------------------------
Total:                    17000

Level 3
Stage 2
***THIS MAP IS TO SCALE***
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX BON = Bonus Switch
XX<#><#><#><#><#>          X  CH
XX<1>BON<1><1> 1           X
XX<1> CH<1><1> 1           X <#> = Unbreakable
XX<1><1><1><1> 1           X
XX<A><A><A><A><#><#>      *X ***
XX<2><2><2><2> 2          |X *** = Bonus Block
XX***<2><2><2> 2          *X
XX***<2><2><2> 2           X
XX<#><#><#><#><#>          X
XX                         X
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

The infamous "Bonus Chance" of chance. To get a good score on this level,
you have to be very lucky. There are two enemies, each guarding one entrance
to the blocks. The Spark Ability is located above the top row of unbreakable
blocks. Even if you succeed, you don't get a lot of points in the Bonus
Chance.

Highest Possible Score:

<2>:          10 x  400 =  4000
Small 2:       3 x  200 =   600
A. Enemy Hit:  1 x 2000 =  2000
Enemy Hit:     2 x  600 =  1200
Item Pickup:   2 x 2000 =  4000
Bonus Block:   1 x 9500 =  9500
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block: 6 x   40 =   240
Through Block:20 x   80 =  1600
Block Bonus:  26 x  500 = 13000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    52140

Level 3
Stage 3
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX
XX      <1><1><1><1>      XX
XX     ^#<1><1><1># ^     XX
X    ^ 1            2      X
X   <F>V ^<1>  <2> ^V      X
X*   V ^ 1 ^     ^ 2^     *X
X|    ^1 V 1#   #2 V2^    |X
X*    1V ^ V^  *^V ^V2    *X
X     V^ 1  1 O 2  2^V     X
X      1 V ^V*  V^ V2      X
X      V ^ 1#***#2 ^V      X
X      ^ 1 V *** V 2^      X
X      1 V<1>***<2>V2      X
X      V #<2><2><2>#V      X
X                          X
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

I know the diagram is very messy and confusing, but there are a lot of vertical
blocks on this level. The Bonus Chance isn't all luck like the last one, but
it's still hard. The Bonus Block won't appear until you hit its location first.
This level is going to make or break your Border Line chances. If you can clear
the right half of the board before you hit the Flip Block, it will be very
advantageous.

Highest Possible Score:

<2>:          40 x  400 = 16000
S. Enemy Hit:  1 x 1200 =  1200
Flip Block:    1 x  100 =  4000
Bonus Block:   1 x 9500 =  9500
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:40 x   80 =  3200
Block Bonus:  40 x  500 = 20000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    69900

Level 3
Stage 4
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX ***
XX   <*>            <*>   XX *** = Bonus Block
XX<*><*>            <*><*>XX ***
XX   <*>            <*>   XX
XX  <*><*><*><*><*><*><*> XX
XX        ^     ^         XX
XX<*> *** P     P ***  <*>XX
XX<*> *** V     V ***  <*>XX
XX<*> ***<*><*><*>***  <*>XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

Getting max points out of both Bonus Blocks is the hardest part of this
stage, even more than getting all 24 Star Blocks. Hit Kabu four times
and grab the Warp Star to advance to the next stage.

Highest Possible Score:

<P>:           2 x  500 =  1000
Kabu:          1 x 5000 =  5000
Bonus Block:   2 x 9500 = 19000
Star Block:   24 x    0 =     0
Warp Star:     1 x  400 =   400
-------------------------------
Total:                    25400

Level 3
Stage 5

BOSS: Giant Kabu

Difficulty: (with Ability) Very Easy
            (w/o Ability) Medium

HP: 12

The giant Kabu sends out six smaller Kabus at a time. If they contact your
paddles or Star Blocks, the paddle will shrink or the Star Block will go away,
revealing the spike it covered. If you don't have your Ability, try to use
the Power Ball the entire time. If you have the Ability, this is extremely
easy because the Giant Kabu does not move.

Giant Kabu   : 1 x50000 = 50000
-------------------------------
Total:                    50000

***LIVES BONUS SUMMARY***
Initial Lives: 4
Bonus Stage:   5
Star Bonus:    1
Score Bonus:   3
Total Lives:  13
-------------------------------
Total:        13 x 1000 = 13000

LEVEL TOTAL

Stage             Score
-----------------------
Stage 1           17000
Stage 2           52140
Stage 3           69900
Stage 4           25400
Stage 5           50000
Lives Bonus       13000
-----------------------
GRAND TOTAL      226440


My Top Scores

1st    162870
2nd    149200
3rd    145470
4th    142440

6. Level 4

Border Line: 125000

This is a very tough level to clear Border Line on, especially on the initial
attempt. The best strategy here is to come with the Burn Ability from Level 8
and use it well, especially on Stages 2 and 3.


Level 4
Stage 1
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX#<#>   <#><A><#>   <#> #XX  ^
XX    <A> ^<1><1>^<A>     XX <D> = Double Ball
XX^  ^    1   ^  1    ^  ^XX  V
XX1 <1><1>V  <O> V<1><1> 1XX
XXV  V        V       V  VXX
XX    ^^ ^    ^  ^ ^^     XX
XX ^  11 1   <D> 1 11   ^ XX
XX<F> VV V    V  V VV  <F>XX
XX V <1><1><1><1><1><1> V XX
XX<#> A<X><X><2><X><X>A<X>XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

The most frustrating part of this level is when you have to juggle both balls
at the bottom of the screen. It's nearly impossible to keep them both in play.
There's even less room on the top, with spikes up there as well.
Otherwise, flip the ball up into the overhang and watch the blocks go away.
If you got over 15000 on this level, pat yourself on the back.

Highest Possible Score:

<1>:          21 x  200 =  4200
<2>:          43 x  400 = 17200
<A>:           3 x  500 =  1500
Small 1:       8 x  100 =   800
Small A:       2 x  300 =   600
Large 1:       2 x  400 =   800
Large 2:       4 x  800 =  3200
S. Enemy:      6 x 1200 =  7200
Flip Block:    2 x  100 =   200
-------------------------------
Total:                    35700

Level 4
Stage 2
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX***  ^ ^ ^   ^ ^ ^  *** XX
XX***  A<O>#   #<O>A  *** XX
XX***  V V V   V V V  *** XX
XX     ^^ ^   * ^ ^^      XX
XX ^   21 1  O  1 12   ^  XX
XX<2>  VV^V *   V^VV  <2> XX
XX V    ^1       1^    V  XX
XX ^   21V       V12   ^  XX
XX<2>  ^V^^ <2> ^^V^  <2> XX
XX V   #^1# <2> #1^#   V  XX
XX ^   V1VV <2> VV1V   ^  XX
XX<2>   V ^     ^ V   <2> XX
XX V      #     #      V  XX
XX        V     V         XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

There are a couple of enemies on the lower half of this level that will give
you some goodies. This Bonus Chance is on the difficult side. With all the
high-end blocks here, it would be an excellent idea to clear as many as you
can before hitting the Bonus Switch. The Burn Ability helps take out the
blocks on the sides, including BOTH Bonus Blocks. You can also use the Burn
Ability here to trap the ball inside of a Pinball Block for a limited amount of
time. You can usually get an extra 1000 or so points out of it. You can do this
again in Level 6.

Highest Possible Score:

<2>:           5 x  400 =  2000
<A>:           2 x  500 =  1000
Small 2:       2 x  300 =   600
Large 1:       6 x  400 =  2400
Large 2:       6 x  800 =  4800
Enemy Hit:     2 x  600 =  1200
Item Pickup:   2 x 2000 =  4000
Bonus Block:   2 x 9500 = 19000
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:26 x   40 =  1040
Through Block:17 x   80 =  1360
Block Bonus:  43 x  500 = 21500
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    74900

Level 4
Stage 3
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                ^       XX
XX               <D>      XX
XX      1<1><1><1>V ^     XX
X/     22 22 22 22 <F>    \X
X       ^Warp ^^  ^ V      X
X       1Star PP  1        X
        V     VV* V         
*       1      O  1       * 
|      121    *  121      | 
*     ^22<1><1><1>22^     * 
      12 ^^2^2^2^2^21       
X     V1 11212121111V      X
X        VV1V1V1V V        X
X\                        /X
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

This is the hardest level in the game so far. It is extremely frustrating
to lose balls on the side spikes here. If you hit the Bonus Switch before
you hit the Warp Star, the Warp Star will turn into a Bonus Block.

Highest Possible Score:

<2>:          14 x  400 =  5600
<P>:           2 x  500 =  1000
Small 2:      57 x  200 = 11400
S. Enemy:      2 x 1200 =  2400
Flip Block:    1 x  100 =   100
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Bonus Block:   1 x 9500 =  9500
Through Block:35 x   40 =  1400
Through Block:11 x   80 =   880
Block Bonus:  46 x  500 = 23000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    71280

Level 4
Stage 4
***THIS MAP IS TO SCALE**
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX   <*> <*>   <*> <*>    XX
XX   <*> <*>   <*> <*>    XX
X    <*> <*>   <*> <*>     X
X    <*> <*>   <*> <*>     X
     <*> <*>   <*> <*>      
*           <P>            * 
|        <*>   <*>         | 
*        <*>   <*>         * 
            <P>             
X                          X
X                          X
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

This is not very hard at all. As in Level 1, you can fire a Power Ball in
between the long columns of Star Blocks to pick them all up at once. Hit
Poppy four times and grab the Warp Star to advance.

Highest Possible Score (can be done):

<P>:           2 x  500 =  1000
Poppy:         1 x 5000 =  5000
Star Block:   24 x    0 =     0
Warp Star:     1 x  400 =   400
-------------------------------
Total:                     6400

Level 4
Stage 5

BOSS: Giant Poppy

HP: 12

Difficulty: Medium

This guy is constantly moving, but none of his attacks are threatening.
If you have the Burn Ability, strike him when he jumps between two platforms.
Otherwise, try to keep the ball on the upper half of the screen.

Giant Poppy  : 1 x50000 = 50000
-------------------------------
Total:                    50000

***LIVES BONUS SUMMARY***
Initial Lives: 4
Double Balls:  2
Star Bonus:    1
Score Bonus:   4
Total Lives:  10
-------------------------------
Total:        11 x 1000 = 11000

LEVEL TOTAL

Stage             Score
-----------------------
Stage 1           35700
Stage 2           74900
Stage 3           71280
Stage 4            6400
Stage 5           50000
Lives Bonus       11000
-----------------------
GRAND TOTAL      249280


My Top Scores

1st    158260
2nd    149380
3rd    149260
4th    145510

7. Level 5

Border Line: 120000

You get the Stone Ability here, which this entire level is designed for.
Remember that your ball goes to the right after you use the Ability.

Level 5
Stage 1
***THIS MAP IS TO SCALE***

XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX
                          XX
                      2<A>XX
                  2<1>2<1>XX
              2<1>2<1>2<1>XX
          2<1>2<1>2<1>2<1>XX
 *        2<1>2<1>2<1>2<1>XX
 |        2<1>2<1>2<1>2<1>XX
 *        2<1>2<1>2<1>2<1>XX
          2<A>2<A>2<A>2<A>XX
                          XX
                          XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

There is one regular enemy and two enemies who give you the Stone Ability.
Make sure you crush all the Ability Blocks before you crush all the other
blocks. You're not going to get a lot of points on this level.

Highest Possible Score:

<1>:          21 x  200 =  4200
<A>:           5 x  500 =  2500
Small 1:      26 x  100 =  2600
Small 2:      26 x  200 =  5200
A. Enemy:      2 x 2000 =  4000
Enemy Hit:     1 x  600 =   600
Item Pickup:   1 x 2000 =  2000
-------------------------------
Total:                    21100

Level 5
Stage 2

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX  ^ ^             ^ ^   XX
    P P   ^     ^   P P    
    V V<1>A     A<1>V V    
    ^ ^<1>V     V<1>^ ^    
 *  P P  *^     ^  *P P   *
 |  V V O A     A O V V   |
 *  ^ ^*  V     V*  ^ ^   *
    P P<P>^     ^<P>P P     
    V V<1>A <1> A<1>V V     
    <#><1>V <1> V<1><#>     
       <1>       <1>      
XX     <1>       <1>      XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

You'll need a mixture of Stone Power and Power Balls to complete this level
with a good score. Get the 2000 points out of the Stone Enemy, and go for the
big bonus in the Bonus Chance.

<A>:           6 x  500 =  3000
A. Enemy:      1 x 2000 =  2000
Bonus Switch:  2 x 1000 =  2000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:28 x   80 =  2240
Block Bonus:  28 x  500 = 14000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    38240

Level 5
Stage 3
XXXXXXXXXX       XXXXXXXXXXX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX<1><1><1><1><1><A> ^    XX
XX<1><1><1><1><1><A><F>   XX
XX<1><1><1>***<1><A> V    XX
XX<1><1><1>***<A>         XX
XX<1>***<1><A>            XX
XX<1>***<A>           WarpXX
XX<1><#>              StarXX
XX<#>                     XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

The idea here is to get the Flip Block and keep Stoning the Bonus Blocks
while getting double points on all the Normal Blocks you turned into
Dark Blocks, which were doubled in value when Flipped. Get the Warp Star
before you do anything else.

Highest Possible Score:

<1>:          20 x  200 =  4000
<2>:          20 x  400 =  8000
<A>:           6 x  500 =  3000
A. Enemy:      1 x 2000 =  2000
S. Enemy:      1 x 1200 =  1200
Bonus Block:   2 x 9500 = 19000
-------------------------------
Total:                    37200

Level 5
Stage 4
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXX<*><*><*><*><*> XXXXXX
XXX/                    \XXX
XX    <*><*><*><*><*>     XX
XX    <*><*><*><*><*>     XX
                           
                            
*     <P><P><P><P><P>      * 
|     <*><*>   <*><*>      | 
*     <*><*>   <*><*>      * 
      <P><P><P><P><P>       
      <*>   <*>   <*>      
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

This is a tough level to get everything on before defeating Mr. Shine. If you
can bounce a Power Ball off of the slanted wall on top, you can get ten of the
Star Blocks that are hard to reach. The Power Ball will also take care of the
ten Power Blocks in the center.

Highest Possible Score (can be done):

<P>:          10 x  500 =  5000
Mr. Shine:     1 x 5000 =  5000
Star Block:   26 x    0 =     0
Warp Star:     1 x  400 =   400
-------------------------------
Total:                    10400

Level 5
Stage 5

BOSS: Mr. Shine/Mr. Bright

Difficulty: Medium

Phase I

HP: 6

Mr. Shine just moves around in a circle, occasionally firing at your Star
Blocks and paddles. Use Stone on this guy if you get above him and he will
go down very quickly.

Phase II

HP: 6

Mr. Bright replaces Mr. Shine after you inflict 6 HP of damage. This boss
moves fairly quickly across the screen, making it hard to use Stone
effectively. If you have your timing down well, then use Stone by all means!
This guy attacks your bottom Star Blocks and paddle pretty relentlessly,
but leaves the other sides alone, which is why it is so dangerous to miss
with Stone.

Mr. Bright:    1 x50000 = 50000
-------------------------------
Total:                    50000

***LIVES BONUS SUMMARY***
Initial Lives: 4
Bonus Level:   5
Star Bonus:    1
Score Bonus:   3
Total Lives:  13
-------------------------------
Total:        13 x 1000 = 13000

LEVEL TOTAL

Stage             Score
-----------------------
Stage 1           21100
Stage 2           38240
Stage 3           37200
Stage 4           10400
Stage 5           50000
Lives Bonus       13000
-----------------------
GRAND TOTAL      169940


My Top Scores

1st    145880
2nd    145430
3rd    144210
4th    140970

8. Level 6

Border Line: 120000

This level introduces a new item: The Bomb. When you touch it, it causes
every Unbreakable Block in the level to disintegrate. If you get the Burn
Ability from Level 8, it works wonders here. After the last three tough
Border Line levels, you get a breather here.

Level 6
Stage 1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX     *     ^     *      XX
XX    O     <B>   O       XX
XX   *       V   *        XX  ^
XX<P><P><P><P><P><P><P><P>XX <B> = Bomb
XX                        XX  V
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX   ^<#><#><#><#><#>^    XX
XX   #               #    XX
XX   V ^  ^  ^  ^  ^ V    XX
XX   ^<2><2><O><2><2>^    XX
XX   # V  V  V  V  V #    XX
XX   V ^  ^  ^  ^  ^ V    XX
XX   ^<1><2><1><2><1>^    XX
XX   # V  V  V  V  V #    XX
XX   V<#><#><#><#><#>V    XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

First off, beat both of the enemies roaming in between the Power Blocks and
Unbreakable Blocks and take their goodies. Now, you have to fire a Power Ball
up the narrow path to break one of the Power Blocks guarding the Bonus
Switches and the Bomb. If you can avoid it, try not to hit the second Bonus
Switch until after you've hit the blocks that were protected by the
Unbreakable Blocks the Bomb destroyed.

Highest Possible Score:

Large 1:       2 x  400 =   800
Large 2:       6 x  800 =  4800
Enemy Hit:     2 x  600 =  1200
Item Pickup:   2 x 2000 =  4000
S. Enemy:      3 x 1200 =  3600
Bomb:          1 x  100 =   100
Bonus Switch:  2 x 1000 =  2000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:36 x   40 =  1440
Through Block: 8 x   80 =   640
Block Bonus:  44 x  500 = 22000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    55580

Level 6
Stage 2

**Level Diagram Coming Soon!**

Well, this is sure an interesting setup. If you have a Burn Ability, you can
blaze through the twenty Ability Blocks this stage boasts. It also helps,
along with the Bomb, to clean up the board for the Bonus Chance. Without
an Ability, this stage is bound to give you trouble.

**Score Analysis Coming Soon!**

Level 6
Stage 3
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX ^                    ^ XX
XX<O><A><A><A><A><A><A><O>XX
XX V <A><A><A><A><A><A> V XX
XX<2><2><2><2><2><2><2><2>XX
XX         ^ ^  ^         XX
XX<#><2><2>2<B> 2<2><2><#>XX
XX<1><#><2>V V  V<2><#><1>XX
XX<1><1><#><2><2><#><1><1>XX
XX         ^  * ^         XX
XX<P><1><1>1 O  1<1><1><P>XX
XX   <P><1>V*   V<1><P>WrpXX
XX   <P><P><1><1><P><P>StrXX
XX<P><P><P><P><P><P><P><P>XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

Lots of interesting setups here. The Burn Ability makes it very easy to
complete the Bonus Chance here, even with a large number of blocks on the
screen. As in Stage 2 of Level 4, you can temporarily trap the ball inside
a Pinball Block and accumulate points.

Highest Possible Score:

<2>:          18 x  400 =  7200
<A>:          12 x  500 =  6000
S. Enemy:      1 x 1200 =  1200
Bomb:          1 x  100 =   100
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Bonus Block:   1 x 9500 =  9500
Through Block:50 x   80 =  4000
Block Bonus:  50 x  500 = 25000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    69000

Level 6
Stage 4
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXX     <*>   <*>      XXXX
XXX<*><*><*>   <*><*><*> XXX
XXX<*><*><*>   <*><*><*> XXX
X                           X
                           
                            
*     <*><*><P><*><*>      * 
|     <*><*>   <*><*>      | 
*     <*><*>   <*><*>      * 
            <P>             
                            
X                          X
X                          X
X\                        /X
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

Again, the Burn Ability will let you get all the Star Blocks quite easily.
Hit Mr. Frosty 4 times and grab the Warp Star to clear the stage.

Highest Possible Score (can be done):

<P>:           2 x  500 =  1000
Mr. Frosty:    1 x 5000 =  5000
Star Block:   26 x    0 =     0
Warp Star:     1 x  400 =   400
-------------------------------
Total:                     6400

Level 6
Stage 5

BOSS: Giant Mr. Frosty

Difficulty: Hard

HP: 12

This is almost a carbon copy of the battle with Squishy in Level 2, except
that he can attack your side paddles by rolling (quickly!) from side to side.
This is the only time he is vulnerable from the front. Otherwise, when you
hit him from the front, he'll throw your ball in one of four directions. There
are also platforms here that can get in your way. Burn doesn't work very well
because it goes up the screen, and he's not vulnerable from that direction.

Mr. Frosty:    1 x50000 = 50000
-------------------------------
Total:                    50000

***LIVES BONUS SUMMARY***
Initial Lives: 4
Star Bonus:    1
Score Bonus:   5
Total Lives:  10
-------------------------------
Total:        10 x 1000 = 10000

LEVEL TOTAL

Stage             Score
-----------------------
Stage 1           55580
Stage 2           75200
Stage 3           69900
Stage 4            6400
Stage 5           50000
Lives Bonus        9000
-----------------------
GRAND TOTAL      268080

My Top Scores

1st    179820
2nd    177430
3rd    173280
4th    168360

9. Level 7

Border Line: 125000

This level introduces a new item: The Bomb. When you touch it, it causes
every Unbreakable Block in the level to disintegrate. If you get the Burn
Ability from Level 8, it works wonders here. After the last three tough
Border Line levels, you get a breather here.

Level 7
Stage 1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXWarp          <P><2><2>^XX
XXStar    ^     <P><2><2>2XX ^
XX  ^    <N>             VXX<N> = Needle Ability
XX <O>    V     <P><2><2>^XX V
XX  V   ^     ^ <P><2><2>2XX
X       P<P>  P          VXX
X       V<P>  V <P><2><2>^XX
X       ^     ^ <P><2><2>2XX
X*      P<P>  P          VXX
X|      V<2>  V <2><2><2>^XX
X*      ^    *  <2><2><2>2XX
X       P<2>  O          VXX
X       V<2>   *   <2><2>2XX
X       <#><#><A><A><P><P>XX
X                         XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

First of all, you'll want to get the Needle Ability, located in the
upper-left part of the stage. Then, go for the Warp Star. If you're playing
for points, after the Warp Star, break the Ability Blocks and hit the Bonus
Chance immediately. The trick to this is to constantly re-aim your ball with
Needle. That's the only way you're going to get the last few blocks.

Highest Possible Score:

<A>:           2 x  500 =  1000
A. Enemy:      1 x 2000 =  2000
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Bonus Block:   1 x 9500 =  9500
Through Block: 1 x   40 =    40
Through Block:42 x   80 =  3360
Block Bonus:  43 x  500 = 21500
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    43400

Level 7
Stage 2
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX  ^                 ^   XX
XX <N>               <N>  XX
XX  VA <A><A><A><A> A V   XX
XX  ^                ^    XX
XX  #     <2><2>     #    XX
    V  <2>  <2> <2>  V      
    ^  <2>  <2> <2>  ^      
    #  <2>  <2> <2>  #      
 *  V       <2>      V    *
 |  #  <2>   *  <2>  #    | 
 *     <2>  O   <2>       * 
     <A><A>*   <A><A>       
    A                A      
    <A><A><A><A><A><A>      
                            
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

Completing this level with a high score requires mastery of the Needle
Ability. Luckily, the game provides you with two spare locations of the
Ability. The trick to this level is to get rid of all the Ability Blocks
first, especially the ones on the bottom.

Highest Possible Score:

<2>:          16 x  400 =  6400
<A>:          14 x  500 =  7000
Small A:       4 x  300 =  1200
A. Enemy:      2 x 2000 =  4000
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:16 x   80 =  1280
Block Bonus:  16 x  500 =  8000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    43880

Level 7
Stage 3
XXX         *-*          XXX
XXX                      XXX
XXX                      XXXBON
                         XXX CH = Bonus Switch
                         XXX
       A<1>A1 1A<1>A     XXX
  *    A<1>ABONA<1>A     XXX
  |  ^ A<1>A CHA<1>A  ^  XXX
  * <F>A<1>A<A>A<1>A <F> XXX
     V A<1>ABONA<1>A  V  XXX
       A<1>A CHA<1>A     XXX
       A<A>A1 1A<A>A     XXX
                         XXX
                         XXX
XXX                      XXX
XXX                      XXX
XXX         *-*          XXX
XXX                      XXX

This is a very simple level provided you don't lose your Ability. First of
all, hit the enemies concealing the Flip Blocks and take advantage of it.
Try to eliminate everything on the screen before you hit the two Bonus
Switches.

Highest Possible Score:

<2>:          12 x  400 =  4800
<A>:           3 x  500 =  1500
Small 2:       8 x  200 =  1600
Small A:      28 x  300 =  8400
Enemy Hit:     2 x 1200 =  2400
Flip Block:    2 x  100 =   200
Bonus Switch:  2 x 1000 =  2000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block: 4 x   40 =   160
Through Block:12 x   80 =   960
Block Bonus:  16 x  500 =  8000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    45020

Level 7
Stage 4
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX   XXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX    <*><*>   <*><*>     XX
XX    <*><*>   <*><*>     XX
XX    <*>         <*>     XX
      <P>         <P>      
                            
*        <*><*><*>         * 
|     <*><*>   <*><*>      | 
*     <*><*>   <*><*>      * 
      <*><P><P><P><*>       
           <*><*>            
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX\         *-*          /XX
XXX                      XXX

Again, the Needle Ability helps tremendously in your attempt to collect
all 25 Star Blocks. Hit the Mini-Kracko four times and grab the Warp Star
to advance.

Highest Possible Score (can be done):

<P>:           5 x  500 =  2500
Mini-Kracko:   1 x 5000 =  5000
Star Block:   25 x    0 =     0
Warp Star:     1 x  400 =   400
-------------------------------
Total:                     7900

Level 7
Stage 5

BOSS: Kracko

Difficulty: Hard

Phase I

HP: 4

All Kracko does is move in a figure eight pattern in the center of the
screen. This is not very tough. But his next form is.

Phase II

HP: 8

NOW we get to the good stuff. Kracko moves across the screen fairly fast,
making him hard to hit. He can also emit a bolt of lightning that shrinks
your top and bottom paddles. This is extremely hard to dodge, so live with
it. Being able to temporarily stop with Needle makes it easier to get Kracko
to run into your ball. After a hard fight, he will drop and you gain the usual
50,000 points.

Kracko:        1 x50000 = 50000
-------------------------------
Total:                    50000

***LIVES BONUS SUMMARY***
Initial Lives: 4
Star Bonus:    1
Score Bonus:   3
Total Lives:   8
-------------------------------
Total:         8 x 1000 =  8000

LEVEL TOTAL

Stage             Score
-----------------------
Stage 1           43400
Stage 2           43880
Stage 3           45020
Stage 4            7900
Stage 5           50000
Lives Bonus        8000
-----------------------
GRAND TOTAL      198200

My Top Scores

1st    165550
2nd    163180
3rd    161070
4th    159280

10. Level 8

Border Line: 138000

One of the hardest Border Line scores to make simply because it's higher than
the typical 120,000 or 125,000. Doing well in the three Bonus Chances is
mandatory to make the Border Line. Most of these levels have spikes on all
four sides of the screen as well.

Level 8
Stage 1
XXX                      XXX
XXX         *-*          XXX ^
XX                        XX<H> = Flame Ability
XX                        XX V
        <2><2><2><2>         ^
      <2>2  1<2>1 2<2>      <D> = Double Ball
     ^2 2    ^    *1 1^      V
     21  1  <D>1 O   22     
 *   V   2 2 V 1*    2V   * 
 |   2 2 1 12 21 2 2 2^   | 
 *      <2>2 ^ 2<2>   2   * 
            <1>       V     
             V     ^        
             ^    <H>        
            <1>    V        
          11 V 11           
XXX                      XXX
XXX                      XXX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

Wow, this is a tough stage! First, get the Flame Ability. Fire straight up,
into the Bonus Switch and use the Ability frequently. Remember, you bounce
to the left after you use the Ability. Work fast, there are a lot of blocks.

Highest Possible Score:

<2>:          12 x  400 =  4800
Big 1:         2 x  400 =   800
Small 2:      17 x  200 =  3400
A. Enemy:      1 x 2000 =  2000
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:40 x   40 =  1600
Through Block:12 x   80 =   960
Block Bonus:  52 x  500 = 26000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    55560

Level 8
Stage 2
XXX                      XXX
XXX         *-*          XXX
XX                    ^   XX
XX                   <B>  XX
XX                    V   XX
XX   <1>A<A>#<A> <A>#<#>  XX
XX  A<1>A    <1>#     *   XX
XX  A<1>A    <1>#      O  XX
XX  A<1>A<1> <1>#<1>#<1>* XX
XX  A<1>A<1>A<1>#<1>#<1>  XX
XX  A    <1>A    <1>#<1>  XX
XX  A    <1>A    <1>#<1>  XX
XX ^ <#>#<#>#<#>#<#> <1>  XX
XX<H>                     XX
XX V                      XX
XX                        XX
XXX         *-*          XXX
XXX                      XXX

After that grueling Stage 1, you get a breather here. Get the Flame Ability
and take out all those Ability Blocks. Then go get the Bomb in the upper-right
corner. From there, you can either take out blocks first or go for the Bonus
Switch immediately. I'd take the Bonus Chance first.

Highest Possible Score:

<A>:           3 x  500 =  1500
Small A:      14 x  300 =  4200
A. Enemy:      1 x 2000 =  2000
Enemy Hit:     1 x 1200 =  1200
The Bomb:      1 x  100 =   100
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:22 x   80 =  1780
Block Bonus:  22 x  500 = 11000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    37780

Level 8
Stage 3
XXX                      XXX
XXX         *-*          XXX
XX                        XX
XX     2 ^   Warp 2       XX
XX    2 <F>  Star2 2      XX
XXX    22V   *  * 2      XXX
      ^     O  O   ^        
     <2>   *  *   <2>       
 *    V  <2><2><2> V      * 
 |    <2> V  V  V<2>      | 
 *    <2> ^ *** ^<2>      * 
     2   <2>***<2>  2       
XXX   <2> V *** V <2>    XXX
XXX  2  <2><2><2><2>     XXX
XX     2            2     XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XXX         *-*          XXX
XXX                      XXX

Well... This is a pretty goofy setup for you to deal with. If you want a few
extra points, turn as many of the dark blocks as you can to regular ones
before you hit the Flip Block. The ones you hit will become dark again, and
you will receive extra points when you hit them again. Usually, success in
the Bonus Chance here is going to make or break your run at the Border Line.

Highest Possible Score:

<2>:          20 x  500 = 10000
Small 2:      28 x  200 =  5600
Big 1:         7 x  400 =  2800
Big 2:        14 x  800 = 11200
Enemy Hit:     1 x 1200 =  1200
Flip Block:    1 x  100 =   100
Bonus Block:   1 x 9500 =  9500
Bonus Switch:  2 x 1000 =  2000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:42 x   40 =  1680
Through Block:10 x   80 =   800
Bonus Block:   1 x 9500 =  9500
Block Bonus:  52 x  500 = 26000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    95380

Level 8
Stage 4
***THIS MAP IS TO SCALE***
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX***<*><*><*><*><*><*>***XX
XX***  <*>        <*>  ***XX
XX***                  ***XX
XXX                      XXX
XXX                      XXX
     <*><*>     <*><*>      
*           <P>            * 
|    <*> <*>   <*> <*>     | 
*    <*> <*>   <*> <*>     * 
            <P>             
                             
                            
XXX                      XXX
XXX                      XXX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

Notice the two Bonus Blocks in the upper corners of this stage. If you are
a few thousand points short of 83000, they are your last chance for making
the Border Line. Since the Mini-Whispy doesn't move, it's too easy to hit
it when you instead want to get the Bonus Blocks and Star Blocks.

Highest Possible Score:

<P>:           2 x  500 =  1000
Mini-Whispy:   1 x 5000 =  5000
Bonus Block:   2 x 9500 = 19000
Star Block:   20 x    0 =     0
Warp Star:     1 x  400 =   400
-------------------------------
Total:                    25400

Level 8
Stage 5

BOSS: Whispy Woods

Difficulty: Easy

HP: 12

With the Flame Ability in tow, you can take this boss 1-2-3. Just get on the
right side of his face and use Flame repeatedly. His attacks aren't even that
threatening. Claim the 50,000 points.

Whispy Woods:  1 x50000 = 50000
-------------------------------
Total:                    50000

***LIVES BONUS SUMMARY***
Initial Lives: 4
Star Bonus:    1
Double Ball:   1
Score Bonus:   5
Total Lives:  11
-------------------------------
Total:        11 x 1000 = 11000

LEVEL TOTAL

Stage             Score
-----------------------
Stage 1           55560
Stage 2           37780
Stage 3           95380
Stage 4           25400
Stage 5           50000
Lives Bonus       11000
-----------------------
GRAND TOTAL      275120

My Top Scores

1st    181240
2nd    168840
3rd    166350
4th    157030

11. Level 9

Border Line: 120000

This is a difficult level. It is very hard to get a big score here, because
there's only one Bonus Chance and it's difficult to win. There is a bright
side to this level, however. It features the best item in the game: the
Kirby Changer. It gives you the Ability of your choice! You will come back
to this level for this item!

Level 9
Stage 1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX ^
XX                        XX<K> = Kirby Changer
XX                        XX V
XX                        XX
XX     A<1>A   A   A<1>A^ XX
XX    ^     ^   ^   ^  <2>XX
XX   <2>  A<O>A<2>A<O>A V XX
XX    V     V   V   V     XX
XX    ^                   XX
XX   <2>  A   A ^ A   A ^ XX
XX    V        <K>     <2>XX
XX     A<2>A   AV  A<2>AV XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

With the Kirby Changer you get here, take Spark or Flame. Both work very
well throughout this entire level. If you use Spark, like I do, watch out
for odd ricochets off the many Ability Blocks you see here. Getting perfect
on this stage is pretty easy.

Highest Possible Score (can be done):

<1>:           4 x  200 =   400
<2>:           2 x  400 =   800
Big 1:         5 x  400 =  2000
Big 2:         5 x  800 =  4000
Small 1:      20 x  100 =  3400
Small A:      18 x  300 =  5400
Enemy Hit:     1 x  600 =   600
Kirby Changer: 1 x  100 =   100
-------------------------------
Total:                    16700

Level 9
Stage 2
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX ^  <1><1># #<1><1>   ^ XX
XX<O> <1><1>^ ^<1><1>  <O>XX
XX V    <1>^A A^<1>     V XX
XX      <1>2V V2<1>       XX
XX         V ^ V          XX
XX         ^<B>^          XX
X   ^<#><#>2 V 2<#><#>^    X
X   #<2><2>VA AV<2><2>#    X
X   V                 V    X
X   ^<2>^    ^    ^<2>^    X
X   #   2   <O>   2   #    X
X   V<2>V    V    V<2>V    X
X    <#><#>     <#><#>     X
X<#>                    <#>X
XX <#><#><A>   <A><#><#>  XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

This stage can be quite a pain. When your ball gets stuck in one of the side
columns with the unbreakable blocks, fire off your Ability so you don't go
back out the way you came, because when it hits the Pinball Block on the way
back, you will have a very awkward hit on the ball and likely lose a life.
Once you get the Bomb in the center, this level becomes a lot easier.

Highest Possible Score:

<1>:          26 x  200 =  5200
<2>:          14 x  400 =  5600
<A>:           4 x  500 =  2000
Small A:       2 x  300 =   600
Enemy Hit:     3 x 1200 =  3600
The Bomb:      1 x  100 =   100
-------------------------------
Total:                    17100

Level 9
Stage 3
XXXXXXXXX         XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXX      *-*      XXXXXXX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX^ ^ ^ ^^^^Wrp^^^^ ^ ^ ^ XX
XX2 1 1 PPP1Str1PPP 1 1 2 XX
XXV V V VVVV   VVVV V V V XX
XX<1>        ^         <1>XX
XXBON^ ^^^  <O>   ^^^ ^BONXX
XX CH1 PPP   V    PPP 1 CHXX
XX<1>V VVV        VVV V<1>XX
XX^ ^ ^ ^^ ^   ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^ XX
XXP<2>P PP P   P PP P<2>P XX
XXV V V VV V   V VV V V V XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

This is a hard stage, and you have to do well here to make Border Line.
Take out the two enemies at the top for goodies, then try to clear as
many blocks as possible before you hit the two Bonus Switches. The Bonus
Chance is not an easy one to complete.

Highest Possible Score:

<2>:           2 x  400 =   800
Big 1:         2 x  400 =   800
Big 2:         2 x  800 =  1600
Enemy Hit:     2 x  600 =  1200
Item Pickup:   2 x 2000 =  4000
Bonus Switch:  2 x 1000 =  2000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Bonus Block:   1 x 9500 =  9500
Through Block: 8 x   40 =   320
Through Block:36 x   80 =  2880
Block Bonus:  44 x  500 = 22000
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    60100

Level 9
Stage 4
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX<*><*>  \XXXXXX/  <*><*>XX
XX<*><*>   <*><*>   <*><*>XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
                            
                            
*    ^<*><*><P><*><*>^     * 
|    P<*><*>   <*><*>P     | 
*    V<*><*>   <*><*>V     * 
      <*><*><P><*><*>       
        <P>     <P>          
                            
                            
X\                        /X
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

If you don't have the Flame Ability, getting to all the Star Blocks will
be a bit of trouble here. The Mini-Kaboola is easy to hit when going for
the upper Star Blocks. Try to collect everything.

Highest Possible Score (can be done):

<P>:           6 x  500 =  3000
Mini-Kaboola:  1 x 5000 =  5000
Star Block:   26 x    0 =     0
Warp Star:     1 x  400 =   400
-------------------------------
Total:                     8400

Level 9
Stage 5

BOSS: Kaboola

Difficulty: Medium

HP: 12

This boss fires at your middle paddles, but generally leaves your side ones
alone. Hit him with whatever Ability you have. This boss has the longest
"stun time" of any boss, so your quick hits might not all register as damage.
Claim the 50,000 points.

Kaboola:       1 x50000 = 50000
-------------------------------
Total:                    50000

***LIVES BONUS SUMMARY***
Initial Lives: 4
Star Bonus:    1
Score Bonus:   3
Total Lives:   8
-------------------------------
Total:         8 x 1000 =  8000

LEVEL TOTAL

Stage             Score
-----------------------
Stage 1           16700
Stage 2           17100
Stage 3           60100
Stage 4            8400
Stage 5           50000
Lives Bonus        8000
-----------------------
GRAND TOTAL      160300

My Top Scores

1st    136710
2nd    133880
3rd    130000
4th    129020

12. Level 10

Border Line: 120000

This has a couple of weird set-ups in it, with other difficult stages put
into the mix. This is a hard level to complete without losing your
Ability, since you'll have to come into the level with one.

Level 10
Stage 1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX
XX   <P><P><P><P><P><P>   XX
XX   ^11 AA 11 AA 11 ^    XX
     P               P     
     V1A ^  AAWarpA1 V      
     ^  <K>   Star   ^      
     P1A V  AA    A1 P      
*    V               V     *
|    ^11 AA 11 AA 11 ^     |
*    P ^  ^  ^  ^  ^ P     *
     V<1><1><F><1><1>V      
     ^ V  V  V  V  V ^      
     P<P><P><P><P><P>P      
     V               V      
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

What a start to Level 10. First off, get the Flip Block to turn everything
dark so you get extra points. Second, clear those Power Blocks. That's all
there is to it!

Highest Possible Score:

<P>:          19 x  500 =  9500
Big 1:         4 x  400 =  2000
Big 2:         4 x  800 =  4000
Small 1:      36 x  100 =  3600
Small 2:      16 x  200 =  3200
Small A:      16 x  300 =  4800
Enemy Hit:     2 x  600 =  1200
Flip Block:    1 x  100 =   100
Kirby Changer: 1 x  100 =   100
-------------------------------
Total:                    28700

Level 10
Stage 2
XX                        XX
XX       ^  *-*  ^        XX
XX      <F>     <F>       XX
X/   <P> V  <P>  V <P>    \X
     ^ ^<1>^<1>^<1>^ ^      
     2 2   1   1   2 2      
     V V<1>V<1>V<1>V V      
     ^ ^<A>^<1>^<A>^ ^      
*    2 A   A   A   A 2     *
|    V V<A>V<1>V<A>V V     |
*    ^ ^***^  *^ ^ ^ ^     *
     2 A***A O A<K>A 2      
     V V***V*  V V V V      
     2 A<A>A<#>A<A>A 2      
                            
X\                        /X
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

This is a tough stage. The enemies that leave Flip Blocks act as Pinball
Blocks when you hit them, and they are very close to the top of the screen.
Furthermore, without an Ability, the Bonus Chance is next-to-impossible.

Highest Possible Score:

<2>:          44 x  400 = 17600
<A>:          14 x  500 =  7000
Small 2:       6 x  200 =  1200
Small A:       4 x  300 =  1200
Enemy Hit:     6 x 1200 =  7200
Enemy Hit:     1 x  600 =   600
Flip Block:    2 x  100 =   100
Bonus Block:   1 x 9500 =  9500
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block: 2 x   40 =    80
Through Block:21 x   80 =  1680
Block Bonus:  23 x  500 = 11500
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    73660

Level 10
Stage 3
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX/                      \XX
XX   <P><P><P><P><P><P>   XX
XX  ^                  ^  XX
XX  P    ^<P><P><P>^   P  XX
XX  V    P         P   V  XX
XX  ^    V ^     * V   ^  XX
XX  P    ^<B>   O  ^   P  XX
XX  V    P V   *   P   V  XX
XX  ^    V   <#><#>V   ^  XX
XX  P    ^             P  XX
XX  V    P             V  XX
XX  ^    V#<#><#><#><#>   XX
XX  P                     XX
XX  V                    /XX
XX  <#><#><#><#><#><#><#>XXX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

This is one of those annoying "lottery stages". You have no control of your
ball until you hit the Bomb. You can get the enemy and its charm before you
send your ball into the spiraling path.

Highest Possible Score:

Enemy Hit:     1 x 1200 =  1200
Enemy Hit:     1 x  600 =   600
Item Pickup:   1 x 2000 =  2000
Bonus Switch:  1 x 1000 =  1000
***BONUS CHANCE***
Through Block:21 x   80 =  1680
Block Bonus:  21 x  500 = 10500
Time Bonus:   30 x  500 = 15000
-------------------------------
Total:                    31980

Level 10
Stage 4
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX <*><*>XXX  XXXX<*><*>XXX
XXX <*><*>\XX  XXX/<*><*>XXX
XXX    <P><*>  <*><P>    XXX
XXX      2<*>  <*>2      XXX
XX/      2<*>  <*>2      \XX
        2          2        
        2          2        
*   <*>2            2<*>   * 
|   <*>2    <P>     2<*>   | 
*   2<*> <*>   <*>  <*>2   * 
    2<*> <P>   <P>  <*>2    
    2<*>   <*><*>   <*>2    
     <P>    <P>     <P>     
                            
X\                        /X
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

If you've lost your Ability, you're not going to get very much out of this
stage. If you chose Flame, you're in luck, as that Ability is ideal for this
stage. The procedure is the same as always.

Highest Possible Score (can be done):

<P>:           8 x  500 =  4000
Small 1:      14 x  100 =  1400
Small 2:      14 x  200 =  2800
Mini-Robot:    1 x 5000 =  5000
Star Block:   28 x    0 =     0
Warp Star:     1 x  400 =   400
-------------------------------
Total:                    13600

Level 10
Stage 5

BOSS: Guard Robot

Difficulty: Hard

HP: 12

All the platforms above and below this boss are going to cause you trouble.
This guy shoots his arms out at your paddles and jumps from platform to
platform. That's all he does. This guy's "stun time" is the shortest, so if
you can catch him mid-jump from the top, you can finish him quickly.

Guard Robot:   1 x50000 = 50000
-------------------------------
Total:                    50000

***LIVES BONUS SUMMARY***
Initial Lives: 4
Bonus Lives:   5
Star Bonus:    1
Score Bonus:   4
Total Lives:  13
-------------------------------
Total:        13 x 1000 = 13000

LEVEL TOTAL

Stage             Score
-----------------------
Stage 1           28700
Stage 2           73660
Stage 3           31980
Stage 4           13600
Stage 5           50000
Lives Bonus       13000
-----------------------
GRAND TOTAL      210940

My Top Scores

1st    163080
2nd    156470
3rd    154680
4th    154620

13. Level 11

Border Line: 235000

To get here, you need to clear every Border Line score in the first ten
levels. This level pulls out all the stops. You should come into this
level with the Spark Ability to maximize your scoring potential. Your
score will become BIG in this level, as indicated by the Border Line.
There is no Warp Star, neither are there any Bonus Chances.

Level 11
Stage 1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX  ^   1 1<1>^<1>^<1>^<1>XX
XX <F>        #   #   #   XX
XX  V  ^1 1<1>V<1>V<1>V<1>XX
XX <1> #      ^<1>^   ^<1>XX
XX     V1 1<1>#<1>#<1>#<1>XX
XX  ^  ^      V   V<#>V   XX
XX <2> # ^  ^ ^   ^   ^   XX
XX  V  V<1><1>#<1># ^ #<1>XX
XX <1> ^ V  V V***V<K>V***XX
XX     #1 1<1>^***^ V ^***XX
XX <1> V<#><#>#***#<1>#***XX
XX <1> 12 2<2>V<#>V<1>V<#>XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

With the Spark Ability in tow, you can get a near-perfect score on this
stage. Spark your way up the left side, hit the Flip Block, and wow! Look
at all those dark blocks! See the score rise!

Highest Possible Score:

<1>:          24 x  200 =  4800
<2>:          25 x  400 = 10000
Big 1:         3 x  400 =  1200
Big 2:         4 x  800 =  3200
Small 1:      11 x  100 =  3600
Small 2:      13 x  200 =  3200
Bonus Block:   2 x 9500 = 19000
Enemy Hit:     1 x  600 =   600
Enemy Hit:     3 x 1200 =  3600
Flip Block:    1 x  100 =   100
Kirby Changer: 1 x  100 =   100
-------------------------------
Total:                    49400

Level 11
Stage 2
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XX          *-*           XX
XX<2><1><2><1><2><1><2><1>XX
XX   <F>    ***   <F>     XX <K> = Kirby Changer
XX          ***           XX <F> = Flip Block
XX<#>2#2 12 <#> 12 1#1<#> XX
XX   12 12 1   21 21 2    XX
XX   21 21 2<K>12 12 1    XX
XX12 12 12 1<#>2 12 12 12 XX
XX21 2<#>12 12 12<#>12 1  XX
XX12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

What a mess!! The Spark Ability helps tremendously to clean up this matrix
of 1x1 blocks. This is a funky set-up, that's for sure.

Highest Possible Score:

<1>:           8 x  200 =  1600
<2>:          20 x  400 =  8000
Small 1:      70 x  100 =  7000
Small 2:     175 x  200 = 35000
Bonus Block:   1 x 9500 =  9500
Enemy Hit:     3 x  600 =  1800
Flip Block:    2 x  100 =   200
Kirby Changer: 1 x  100 =   100
-------------------------------
Total:                    63200

Level 11
Stage 3
XXXXXXX               XXXXXX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
X      /X<#><#><#>X\       X
X      XX2 ^<*>^ 2XX       X
       ^ ^ 2 ^ 2 ^ ^        
     ^ #<1>V<B>V<1># ^      
*   <F>V V ^ V ^ V V<F>    *
|    V ^ ^ 2   2 ^ ^ V     |
*      #<1>V<1>V<1>#       *
       V V <1><1>V V        
       XX<2>   <2>XX        
X      \X<#>   <#>X/       X
X                          X
XX                        XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XXXXXX                XXXXXX

<1>:          11 x  200 =   800
<2>:          28 x  400 =  1600
Small 1:      18 x  100 =  1800
Small 2:       6 x  200 =  1200
Big 1:         4 x  400 =  1600
Big 2:         8 x  800 =  6400
Enemy Hit:     5 x 1200 =  6000
Flip Block:    2 x  100 =   200
The Bomb:      1 x  100 =   100
Star Block:    1 x    0 =     0
-------------------------------
Total:                    19700

Is this a funky setup or what?! Get the Flip Block on the outside, then
send your ball into the blocks in the middle. Get the second Flip Block,
clean up, and move on.

Level 11
Stage 4
XXXX                   XXXXX
XXX/        *-*         \XXX
XX                       \XX ^
XX                       XXX<S> = Stone Ability
XX                        XX V
                       <#> X
     <A> <#><#>     <#><P> X
     A 1  ^   ^    <#> A<*>X
         <S>  #   ^    <P> X
*    A 1  V   V ^ #    ^***X
|    <A> <#><#><B>V    2***X
*    A 1  *** ^ V ^    V***X
          *** #   #    <P> X
     A 1  *** V   V<#> A<*>X
     <#> <#><#>     <#><P>XX
                       <#>XX
XX    <2>   <2>   <2>     XX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

This is a tricky level, as everything is so close to the paddles. First,
ya gotta hit the enemy clinging to the unbreakable blocks so you can get
rid of them with the Bomb. From there, grab the Stone Ability and go to
town.

<1>:           4 x  200 =   800
<2>:           4 x  400 =  1600
<A>:           3 x  500 =  1500
<P>:           4 x  500 =  2000
Small 1:       4 x  100 =   400
Small A:       6 x  300 =  1800
Bonus Block:   2 x 9500 = 19000
Enemy Hit:     3 x 1200 =  3600
A. Enemy:      1 x 2000 =  2000
The Bomb:      1 x  100 =   100
Star Block:    2 x    0 =     0
-------------------------------
Total:                    32800

Level 11
Stage 5
XXXXX                  XXXXX
XXXXX       *-*        XXXXX
XX^ ^                  ^ ^XX
XX2 2                  2 2XX
XXV V^ ^          ^  ^ V VXX
XXXXXP<F>        <F> P XXXXX
XXXXXV V<2><P><P> V  V XXXXX
XX<*><*><2><P><P><2><*><*>XX
XX<*><P><2>   <P><2><P><*>XX
XXXX\***1 <P><P>  1*** /XXXX
XXXXX***1<P>      1*** XXXXX
XXXXX ^  <P><P><P>  ^  XXXXX
XXXX/<2>     ^     <2> \XXXX
XX<P> V     <K>     V  <P>XX
XXXXX   <2>  V  <2>    XXXXX
XXXX/                  \XXXX
XX                        XX
XX          *-*           XX
XX                        XX

This stage looks like it was set up by a 5-year-old! The most frustrating part
of this stage is trying to hit the Power Blocks jammed in the lower walls.
This is a very narrow stage, so speedy balls can quickly become lost lives.

<1>:          12 x  200 =  2400
<2>:          36 x  400 = 14400
<P>:          17 x  500 =  8500
Small 1:      12 x  100 =  1200
Small 2:       8 x  200 =  1600
Big 1:         2 x  400 =   800
Big 2:         6 x  800 =  4800
Bonus Block:   2 x 9500 = 19000
Enemy Hit:     3 x  600 =  1800
Flip Block:    2 x  100 =   200
Kirby Changer: 1 x  100 =   100
Star Block:    6 x    0 =     0
-------------------------------
Total:                    52700

Level 11
Stage 6
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX<*><*><*>XXXXXXXXXX
XXX<*>   \X<*><*><*>X/  <*>XXX
XXX      ^    <A>   ^      XXX <B> = The Bomb
XXX<B>^ <1>   <A>  <1> ^<K>XXX <K> = Kirby Changer
XXX<A>A  V  A <A>   V  A<A>XXX
      V <*>        <&> V      
      ^ <*>   <A>  <*> ^      
*     # <*>   <A>  <*> #     * 
|     V     2     2    V     |
*     ^ <*> ^ Warp^<*> ^     *
      # <*> P StarP<*> #      
      V <*> V     V<*> V      
      <P><#><P><P><#><P>      
XX                          XX
XX                          XX
XX\           *-*          /XX
XXX                        XXX

No Mini-Boss in this stage. The warp star appears right away. Get as many
of the blocks as possible before touching the star, because doing so ends the
stage and moves you to the final boss.

<P>:           6 x  500 =  3000
<A>:           9 x  500 =  4500
Small 1:      10 x  100 =  1000
Small 2:       2 x  200 =   400
Big 1:         2 x  400 =   800
Enemy Hit:     2 x 1200 =  2400
The Bomb:      1 x  100 =   100
Kirby Changer: 1 x  100 =   100
Star Block:   20 x    0 =     0
Warp Star:     1 x  400 =   400
-------------------------------
Total:                    12700

Level 11
Stage 7

FINAL BOSS: King DeDeDe

Difficulty: Very Hard

Phase I

HP: 8

DeDeDe just stays in the center, tossing bombs at your lower paddle and Star
Blocks. This isn't too tough.

Phase II

HP: 8

Now he can't attack, but he'll absorb all shots from the front and send the
ball flying back at you. Keep the ball in the upper half of the screen to
get him to advance to his final form...

Phase III

HP: 8

Now we get to the good stuff! He jumps to the center of the screen, then fires
a missile at EACH of your paddles. It is tough to dodge this while keeping
the ball in play, so you may end up playing with shrunken paddles for the
majority of this plase. After eight hits, he will drop, leaving the ending
and a juicy 100,000 point bonus with him.

King DeDeDe:   1 x100000=100000
-------------------------------
Total:                   100000

***LIVES BONUS SUMMARY***
Initial Lives: 4
Star Bonus:    1
Score Bonus:   6
Total Lives:  11
-------------------------------
Total:        11 x 1000 = 11000

LEVEL TOTAL

Stage             Score
-----------------------
Stage 1           49400
Stage 2           63200
Stage 3           19700
Stage 4           32800
Stage 5           52700
Stage 6           12700
Stage 7          100000
Lives Bonus       11000
-----------------------
GRAND TOTAL      341500

My Top Scores

1st    264700
2nd    264600
3rd    260300
4th    260250

~~~Bonus Section! Maximum Possible Grand Total!~~~

Level          Max Score       My Top Score
-------------------------------------------
Level 1          217,920            162,640
Level 2          173,320            149,610
Level 3          226,440            162,870
Level 4          249,280            158,260
Level 5          169,940            145,880
Level 6          268,080            179,820
Level 7          198,200            165,550
Level 8          275,120            181,240
Level 9          160,300            136,710
Level 10         210,940            163,080
Level 11         341,500            264,700
-------------------------------------------
GRAND TOTAL    3,091,040          1,870,360

14. Bonus Games
---------------
By grabbing a Warp Star in the first 10 levels, you will be taken to Bonus
Land, where you can play one of four Bonus Games.

Bonus Game I: Up Down

This is an easy game to win at, but a very tough game to get 3-Up on.
You have to hit the tiles that cascade from the top of the screen until
each column shows the same tile. DeDeDe's mug gets you 1-Up, a Star gives
you 2-Up, and Kirby's mug nets you the elusive 3-Up. You have 60 seconds
to do this.

Bonus Game II: Star Catcher

This is easily the hardest of the four games, but it is the most rewarding
if you can get a perfect score. Catch the stars Kirby shoots at your paddles,
but avoid the Bombs at all costs. If you catch a Bomb, bonus game over. You
get a 1-Up for every ten stars you collect. If you can get all the stars and
avoid all the Bombs, you get an extra 2-Up, beinging your total to 5-Up.

Bonus Game III: Air Hockey

This is the easiest game to get 3-Up on. When you launch the ball, head over
to the far left, then go back to the far right when the cursor approaches the
right. Shoot the ball forward and a little to the right and you get an
automatic first goal. From there, hit A when the ball hits your character to
perform a Power Shot. There is no excuse not to make at least two goals, and
consequently, earn two extra lives, if you know that little detail about
launching the ball.

Bonus Game IV: Up Cloud

I don't recommend playing this game. It's difficult to get anything but a
1-Up, and you're too liable to lose the ball. Hit the clouds from the bottom.
When a cloud reaches the top, the bonus game is over and you win the indicated
prize, up to 3-Up.

15. Credits
-----------
Myself - for writing this FAQ.

All sites currently hosting this document.

Nintendo - for developing this game.

You - for reading this.


16. Version History
-------------------
Final - Walkthrough and Bonus Sections complete. This FAQ is closed.

v0.54 - Walkthrough complete through Level 6.

v0.36 - Walkthrough complete through Level 4.

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